Zurbrigg Advanced Playblast

Chris Zurbrigg

Zurbrigg Advanced Playblast is a set of tools designed to modernize, enhance and streamline the playblasting process in Maya.

Leveraging ffmpeg*, Zurbrigg Advanced Playblast replaces Maya’s outdated media encoding solution allowing users to easily encode playblasts as mp4 or mov files using the industry standard h264 video codec.

With the integrated shot mask overlay, quickly add burn-ins to any playblast. Shot information can be fixed or updated dynamically using built-in macros to display common details including the current frame, scene name, custom logo and more...

Offering one-click playblasting, built-in shot mask, a wide variety of presets, customizable user settings and more… Zurbrigg Advanced Playblast makes playblasting a breeze.

* ffmpeg is a free, open-source application required for playblasting. Details on downloading and installing ffmpeg are available here.


  • Modern playblast encoding (using ffmpeg)
  • mp4 and mov output formats
  • Preset and customizable playblast options
  • Batch playblasting
  • User configurable shot mask
  • Dynamic shot mask properties
  • Dockable and workspace-compatible UI


Full details on installation and setting up ffmpeg are available in the Zurbrigg Advanced Playblast documentation.

User's Guide

Zurbrigg Advanced Playblast: User's Guide

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The price here is for individual licenses. For multi-seat and site licenses, please contact me directly.

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Zurbrigg Advanced Playblast

Maya 2018 or newer
Operating System
Windows, macOS
License Type
Single User

Zurbrigg Advanced Playblast

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